The big list of Chinese language audiobooks

As I discussed here, an audiobook together with the corresponding  transcript is one of the best ways of improving your proficiency in a foreign language.

This is the list of audiobooks in Chinese that we were able to find so far. Most come together with the transcript.


Fortress Besieged “Fortress besieged” (14+ hours)
Audio (free)
Transcript
Book


Jonathan Swift “Gulliver’s Travels” (approx. 3 hours)
Audio (free) 
Book
E-book


Ernest Hemingway “The Old Man and the Sea” (4+ hours)
Audio (free) 
Book
E-book

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George Lucas, Alan Dean Foster “Star Wars” (approx. 8 hours)
Audio (free)
Transcript (simplified)
Transcript (traditional)


Lu Xun and Yang Xianyi “True Story of Ah Q” (approx. 2 hours)
Audio (free)
Transcript (simplified)
Translation
Book (bilingual)


Leo Tolstoy “Anne Karenina” (50+ hours)
Audio (free)
Transcript (not fully matching audio)
Book


Charlotte Bronte “Jane Eyre”
Audio (free)
Transcript (not fully matching audio)
Book
E-book


Folk Tales “1001 Nights”
Audio (free)
Book


Jules Verne “Around the World in 80 Days”
Audio (free)
Book
E-book


Ba Jin “The Family”
Audio (free)
Transcript
Book


Margaret Mitchell “Gone with the Wind”
Audio (free)
Book

Notes:

1. Some people (like me!) prefer to own the real physical book rather than just a website transcript, so the Chinese e-book and physical book versions have been listed for your convenience. However, please note that the text in the book may be different from the audiobook depending on the edition. While the exact transcript is preferable, don’t stress too much if it doesn’t match up. It will still be helpful if you read it!

2. I adapted this list from an old forum post. Some of the dead links have been removed and updated.

3. Many of the audiobooks and e-books that I found were listed on Amazon.com. For copyright reasons, they might not be available on your local Amazon store, so try looking on Amazon.com if in doubt.

Have you found any other high quality Chinese audiobooks available online? Please let us know below in the comments and we will add them to this list! We’d also be grateful for any reports of dead links or incorrect transcripts. Thank you.

9 thoughts on “The big list of Chinese language audiobooks

  1. I like this add-on. It’s very useful. Thanks.

    The audio books seem like a good way to improve my reading, but I can’t get the audio to work. Whenever I try to open it, I get this error message:

    The connection has timed out
    The server at http://www.pingshu8.com is taking too long to respond…

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